Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunshine and Smiles

I'm just popping in on this beautiful Sunday afternoon to share a quick and easy one-layer card using Hero Arts stamps. I used all of the Shoes as well as a sentiment from Sending Smiles Message. In my mind, I was going to colour all the shoes after I stamped them but they looked so good in black and white that I was literally afraid to ruin them by adding colour. This isn't to say that they wouldn't have look great in bright, summery colours but I really liked this clean and simple look so I left it. I'm entering into the Hero Arts July Contest for the Summertime theme. Have you played along yet? I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Hero Arts Shoes & Sending Smiles Message; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

36 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I agree it looks amazing in black and white. Love the shoes, so pretty :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Emily. Love the B/W approach. I have to think of something for the Summer theme:)

Brenda said...

Super card Emily! Love the shoes in black and white!

Erin said...

This makes me so happy! ...love the black and white!

kasia c. said...

Thos shoes DO look amazing in black & white. I can tell you, I would have felt the exact same way, BUT I have seen your colouring skills so I know either way this card would be awesome!
:D

Jen W. said...

Very cool black and white card but I think you should make a coloured version as well, just because your colouring rocks! :)

Mandy said...

wonderful....gotta love shoes!

Lindsey said...

I think this looks great in black and white, especially when all the shoes stamped so perfectly! Sweet card. :)

Stephanie said...

I love the simplicity of the black & white & single layer, so cute!

BabyBokChoy said...

Absolutely adorable!!! so cute :)

Lynn said...

I am with you....love how the black and white leaves it to your imagination too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun shoes!!!! You should do a b/w vs. color card and see which one wins....

Angela said...

Ooh, those shoes make me happy! I love them left all alone, and the non-colorer in me is especially happy about that move!

Ujjwal said...

Love the idea of keeping them black and white! Those shoes are totally cool!

E.T said...

another fabulous creation! I can learn a thing or two from you about CAS cards!

Vicky Hayes said...

The shoes look fabulous as a border along the bottom!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is just perfect, Emily!! Love how you kept it all in black and white, you don't even miss the color here and it does give you a summery feeling!!! Very, very nice!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Julie E said...

Striking with just the B&W!

Annette said...

Fun card...

Karin said...

So charming! Love how you rock the CAS...

lynn said...

very cute, emily!

Janna Werner said...

I like that you didnt colour them, I bet it would have looked beautiful but this is more elegant! HUGS

Jenny said...

I have to agree, they look great left as line drawings. Love how you've positioned them off the edge of the card too :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simply brilliant Emily, love the B/W effect, hugs Gay xxx

Jen said...

Loooove your card Emily~! This is perfect as is...WOW...I love all those shoes! I may have to find those stamps now...you are such an enabler!

Sarah said...

Love those shoes, Emily!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Oh funny, I know our cards today are totally different and yet very similar. How cool! LOVE this and I agree, they look awesome in black and white!

lisa a.

Jocelyn Olson said...

CUTE!! The black and white is really cool looking. Love how you placed the shoes off the card and staggered. Yeah!!

Pauline said...

What a fab card! love all those shoes!

cheiron said...

Love this! Looks great in black and white!

Jennifer said...

LOVE all the CUTE shoes!!! Great card!!! (=

Cheryl said...

Really cute! It looks wonderful in black & white.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful idea to leave it in crisp B&W! It still screams summer! Hope yours is going smoothly!

onecraftymama said...

I'm so loving these flip-flops! Gotta find some. Stampy ones, that is. The real ones...icky, stuff between my toes? Gross.
And now I wanna make some things in b&w. Wonder if I'll get to my desk today?

Michele said...

wow, love the simple elegance of this card! Just gorgeous!

Julie E said...

Thanks for the inspiration!!!
http://lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-next-stamps-2nd-birthday-blog-hop.html